|Author:||Main Author: Curnoe, Greg - Canada 1936-1992
|Title:||Blue book 8 : Dec. 7, 1988 Oct. 2, 1989
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.
Toronto, Art Metropole, 1989.
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Library Keywords: Artists' books -- Canada
Title Description - Canadian artist Greg Curnoe is well-known for his body of painting, his involvement in experimental music, his passion for bicycling, and
for producing a large collection of lettered works in the form of rubber stamped books. Art Metropole, as part of their artists’ book publishing
program, has published “Blue Book #8,” a very handsome production that was released on the occasion of the artist’s rubber-stamped book exhibition.
“Blue Book #8” contains the artist’s writings, an essay by Christopher Dewdney and an inserted checklist of the exhibition that featured 63 rubber
stamped books produced from 1961-1989. Comprised of 168 pages of disavowals, Curnoe tells us over and over again what he isn’t. By stating such
facts as “I am not a world champion, I am not a watchmaker, I am not a girl guide, I am not a curator,” he ultimately tells us who he is.
29 June 2009 (printedmatter.org).